Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Book Review: Snowy Mountains Promise by Alissa Callen

 Snowy Mountains Promise


Alissa Callen

A town scandal. A kelpie chaperone. A winter ball.
The bush telegraph has never had so much to talk about.....
Publisher: Harlequin Australia
Publication date: 1st February 2023
Series: Bundilla #3
Genre: Rural Romance
Pages: 370
RRP: $29.99AU Paperback
Source: Uncorrected proof courtesy of the publisher

My review of Snowy Mountains Promise

I know when I pick up a book by Alissa Callen I am in for a treat and Snowy Mountains Promise was no exception.
I loved being back in the town of Bundilla! Bundy the dog has been shadowing Taite lately and everyone in town knows when Bundy is around change is in the air, and it just so happens Brenna's friend Hettie is also in town. ( For those that haven't read Alissa's books, Bundy is the town's dog he belongs to nobody and everybody. He knows exactly who needs him and is known to do a bit of matchmaking himself).
Taite and Hettie are both introverts and whilst Taite is holding on to deep hurt over his father's death, Hettie is not going to push herself on Taite when he is, obviously, not interested. This makes for a very angsty romance, which isn't usually my thing, but Callen makes it more compelling by adding a crime mystery element and a long held secret that Hettie is determined to uncover.
The books can be read alone but you will get such a thrill when you read them in publication order and characters you've grown to love pop up in subsequent books.
Both the rural setting and characters of Snowy Mountains Promise are delightfully portrayed with everyday snippets of farming and social life along with the matchmaking attempts of the women's quilting club and the humour of the men ribbing each other over this fact. 
In Snowy Mountains Promise Alissa Callen picks you up and places you right in the centre of this small-town community enveloping you in the warmth and welcome of her characters. 
My rating 5/5    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
About the author
When USA Today bestselling author Alissa Callen isn't writing, she plays traffic controller to four children, three dogs, two horses and one renegade cow who believes the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. After a childhood spent chasing sheep on the family farm, Alissa has always been drawn to remote areas and small towns, even when residing overseas. She is partial to autumn colours, snowy peaks and historic homesteads and will drive hours to see an open garden. Once a teacher and a counsellor, she remains interested in the life journeys that people take. She draws inspiration from the countryside around her, whether it be the brown snake at her back door or the resilience of bush communities in times of drought or flood. Her books are characteristically heartwarming, authentic and character driven. Alissa lives on a small slice of rural Australia in central western NSW.
Other books I've read by Alissa Callen


  1. Sounds interesting. I like reading about rural life and the way it differs from city life.

  2. Intriguing and new to me. Cheers